Why are postal items detained?

The most common reasons for holding postal items are:

  • Customs declarations CN 22 or CN 23 are not completed or completed wrongly. Guidelines for proper filling in of customs declarations can be found here. Completion of customs declarations is the responsibility of the sender alone. Also, it is up to the sender to affix customs declarations to postal items.
  • Postal items are not accompanied by purchase/selling documents.
  • Shipping expenses are not indicated in purchase documents.
  • On suspicion that postal items contain goods that may not be imported into Lithuania. The list of prohibited items can be found here.
  • On suspicion that the sender and /or addressee (receiver) has submitted forged documents in order to hide the actual value of goods and/or purpose with the intention to avoid payment of import taxes (the most common case).